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March 31, 2023

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Is polluting a lake in a national park to support new housing ok?

From Byron Bay to Evans Head to Casino the questions about how we deal with what is politely termed ‘effluent’, and how that may or may not destroy our local environment, demand real and urgent answers.

Other News

Rethinking the tourism paradigm

The past three years have been a fairly challenging time for the Byron tourism Industry, after fires, floods, and a pandemic. According to local tourism organisation, Destination Byron, now seems the right time to rethink the tourism paradigm for Byron.

Interview with Guy Maddison from Mudhoney

Seminal Seattle four-piece, Mudhoney, are returning to Australia marking nine years since their last local shows. A mammoth odyssey spanning April and May will see them playing headline shows across six states. Next week they will also release their new album, Plastic Eternity.

NEFA welcomes the election of a new government

The North East Forest Alliance welcomes the election of the Minns Labor government with their promise to create a Great Koala National Park, and calls for a moratorium on logging within the park proposal until the promised assessment is complete.

Missing woman located – Tweed Heads

A woman reported missing from Tweed Heads on Tuesday, 21 March, 2023 has been located safe and well.

Do you still need help to get two rooms fixed after the 2022 flood?

More than 80 Lismore residents have had help getting a few rooms in their flood-impacted homes re-sheeted and habitable...

We’re coming to cycle

Our small cycling group is headed your way (20-24 March) to experience the newly-opened Northern Rivers Rail Trail and...

I object to the idea of having yet another set of golden arches in the Tweed Shire, this time at the entrance to Murwillumbah. Tweed Shire already has two outlets in Tweed Centro and Chinderah. How many more do we need?

One only needs to look around Murwillumbah to see that obesity is still a problem. Introducing another a junk-food outlet would only exacerbate this problem.

A couple of months ago a friend and I travelled down the coast. Feeling hungry, my friend insisted on patronising a McDonald’s. I groaned but relented and purchased a Big Mac. It was the worst hamburger I had ever had! I could not find anything nutritional about it and I felt sick for some time after.

One outlet that would be affected by a McDonald’s is the take-away establishment opposite the Murwillumbah railway station. The last time I was there I was served up a real hamburger, with the works. It was a good healthy burger, not containing some suspect pattie with a smattering of shredded lettuce, a couple of sliced gherkins and McDonald’s ‘special sauce’, whatever that is.

What I find particularly deceptive are the photo displays of McDonald’s burgers, which look nothing like what is served up!

I am disappointed that the majority of councillors voted with economics in mind, rather than the health of the town’s young citizens.

Peter Conde, Murwillumbah


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